O&G strives to work with an eye toward the future, but we pride ourselves in our historical preservation work, acknowledging that these resources provide continuity with our past and enhance our present. We view historical landmarks as a matter of public interest. We endeavor to preserve their legacies in order that their cultural, educational, recreational, aesthetic, economic, social, and environmental benefits will be maintained and enriched for present and future generations.
“Therefore, when we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight, nor for present use alone; let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say as they look upon the labour and wrought substance of them, “See! This our fathers did for us.” For indeed, the greatest glory of a building is not in its stones, or in its gold; its glory is in its age.” - John Ruskin - Author, Poet, Artist